Fashion Journalism and it’s Requirements

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Fashion Careers

With numerous fashion editorials, journals and magazines increasing day by day, there is a huge demand for fashion journalists. A recent study revealed that writing jobs are expected to considerably increase by 2015.

There are numerous careers one can choose from, depending on their interests and talents. A fashion journalist can work as a freelancer or be employed. Freelance writers, freelance columnists, freelance reporters, staff writers, staff reporters, staff columnists, book authors and press release writers, are few of the various options available today.

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A majority of the jobs in the industry require at least a bachelor’s degree in fashion design or journalism. You can also get an internship with a renowned establishment and then pursue your career. Other basic requirements include good writing and communication skills. You also need to have a good knowledge about the fashion industry. It is advisable to keep yourself updated with the latest happenings in the world of fashion.

Browse through fashion magazines and watch programs related to the subject. Start contributing articles for your college magazine, local newspapers and other publications. Contribute as many as qualitative articles possible. Apart from the usual aspects of glitz and glamour, focus on the national and international market, export businesses and other situation analysis. These days there are numerous blogs cropping out. Start a blog for yourself and pour out your ideas. Blogging is a good way to develop your skill on writing.

The benefits of being a fashion journalist are numerous. You get to travel globally and have the opportunity to work with established designers, models or celebrities of the fashion fraternity. What’s more is that the perks and other advantages of being a fashion journalist is too attractive.

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